Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music provides student-centered, high-quality, rigorous instruction to build a complete musician in the areas of performance, musicianship, history and theory, and education. The degree offers flexibility with elective courses to pursue innovative music careers of the future. Students serve as ambassadors of music in the community and graduates are prepared for graduate study in Music and the pursuit of music careers or careers in music related fields.

Degree Requirements

General Education 1
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
MATH 1314College Algebra3
Life and Physical Sciences-0308
Language, Philosophy, and Culture-040
HIST 2311Western Civilization I3
or HIST 2312 Western Civilization II
Creative Arts-050
MUSI 1301Fundamentals of Music I3
American History-060
HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
Government and Political Science-070
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences-0803
Component Area Option-090
SPCH 1315Public Speaking3
MUSI 1307Music Literature3
Major Lower-Level Courses
MUSI 1114Piano Class for Music Majors I1
MUSI 1116Sight Singing & Ear Training I1
MUSI 1311Music Theory I3
MUSI 1071Student Recital0
MUSI 1117Sight Singing & Ear Training II1
MUSI 1115Piano Class for Music Majors II1
MUSI 1312Music Theory II3
MUSI 1071Student Recital0
MUSI 2114Piano Class III for Music Majors1
MUSI 2116Sight Singing & Ear Training III1
MUSI 2311Music Theory III3
MUSI 1071Student Recital0
MUSI 2115Piano Class IV for Music Majors1
MUSI 2116Sight Singing & Ear Training III1
MUSI 2312Music Theory IV3
MUSI 1071Student Recital0
Major Upper-Level Courses
MUSI 3263Form & Analysis2
F A 3347Music History to 17503
MUSI 3137Percussion1
MUSI 3343Computer Assisted Electronic Music3
MUAP 3269Private Lesson Instruction V2
MUSI 3264Orchestration2
F A 3349Music History from 17503
MUAP 3270Private Lesson Instruction VI2
MUSI 4105Beginning Conducting1
F A 3350World Music3
MUAP 4269Private Lesson Instruction VII2
MUSI 4207Advanced Conducting2
MUSI 4326Elementary Music Methods3
MUAP 4270Private Lesson Instruction VIII2
MUSI 4098Senior Recital0
Music Electives1
Applied Music Electives8
Music Ensemble Electives8
Concentration (See Below)8
Total Semester Credit Hours120

 Refer to General Education Core Requirements for more information.

Instrumental Concentration Requirements

Major Upper-Level Requirements
MUSI 3129Intermediate & Advanced Band Repertoire1
or MUSI 3130 Intermediate & Advanced Orchestra Repertoire
MUSI 3134Brass Class1
MUSI 3138String Class1
MUSI 3135Vocal Class (Instrumental Majors)1
MUSI 4327Instrumental & Marching Methods3
or MUSI 4328 Sec Orchestra & Guitar Methods
MUSI 3133Woodwind Class1
Total Semester Credit Hours8

Vocal Concentration Requirements

Major Upper-Level Requirements
MUSI 3161Diction for Singers1
MUSI 3259Choral Repertoire2
MUSI 3162Opera Workshop1
MUSI 4312Vocal Pedagogy3
MUSI 3161Diction for Singers1
Total Semester Credit Hours8


The Course Information page includes a complete list of courses and course descriptions. See the courses offered this semester using the Online Course Schedule.


Upon completion of the program, undergraduate students will be able to

  1. Exhibit growth in solo performance skills, culminating in the ability to plan and perform a full senior recital
  2. Demonstrate skilled musicianship and teamwork as part of a performing ensemble
  3. MUHave a thorough working knowledge of music history and theory
  4. Assist others in acquiring knowledge and skills in music
  5. Be proficient in current technology in music software and applications
  6. Be ambassadors of music in the community and build contacts outside of the University prior to graduation